Member since Jan '11

Working languages:
Spanish to English

Karen Chalmers
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United Kingdom
Local time: 16:57 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English (Variant: British) Native in English
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Jan 20, 2017 (posted via  A holiday homes brochure entry ...more, + 2 other entries »
Total word count: 94

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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Textiles / Clothing / FashionTourism & Travel
JournalismMarketing / Market Research
Advertising / Public RelationsEnvironment & Ecology
Human ResourcesCinema, Film, TV, Drama
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.International Org/Dev/Coop

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Words translated: 67,783
Spanish to English - Rates: 0.08 - 0.15 GBP per word / 30 - 50 GBP per hour
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 14, Questions answered: 31, Questions asked: 1
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Bank transfer
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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Glossaries arts & literature, Buildings, crafts, Design, Fashion, legal, medical report, Menu, tecnologías renovables, water and sanitation
Translation education Other - Open University
Experience Years of translation experience: 15. Registered at Oct 2010. Became a member: Jan 2011. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials Spanish to English (Open University: Spanish Diploma)
Spanish to English (Open University: Certificate in Social Sciences)
Memberships N/A
Software memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
CV/Resume Spanish (PDF), English (PDF)
Training sessions attended Attended 7 training sessions

Professional practices Karen Chalmers endorses's Professional Guidelines.
I'm living my dream of being a freelance translator working from Spanish to English. This is what I have wanted to do with my life since childhood and I think it shows! I'm known for my lightning fast response times, eye for detail and reliability. I take great pride in providing each and every client with a friendly yet efficient personal service and this service doesn't end when I send you your translation: if there is anything you would like to change, I will work with you until your text is just how you want it. I enjoy collaborating to find the perfect translation for my clients and will happily work to tight deadlines.

I have a real passion for languages and have achieved my lifelong goal of working as a freelance translator with my two favourites: Spanish (Spain and Latin America) and English (my mother tongue). My work has gravitated in the direction of arts/culture, journalism, marketing/market research, tourism and sustainable development, a topic I am very passionate about and I successfully completed two renewable energy courses, one in English and the other in Spanish so that I can make sure my knowledge of the relevant terminology is completely up to date. I find all of these subjects hugely enjoyable, which I believe shows in my work.

Through my extensive studies I have gained great familiarity with many writing styles and I'm well-versed in various referencing systems.

I truly love my work and I think that this is reflected in the service I provide.

If you are in the mood for reading a story, this is how my lifelong ambition was born:

My love affair with translation started in the bath! As a child, I would read the mysterious languages on the bottles of shampoo and bubblebath that sat on the side of the bath and wonder what secrets they would reveal, if only I could understand them. As soon as I was old enough, I pestered my parents to get me bilingual dictionaries so that I could unlock the secrets encoded in these mysterious scripts. Although they turned out to be quite ordinary, a spark was ignited. Every time I saw a text I could not understand, I would sit with a dictionary until I had decoded it.
It got even more exciting when my parents started to take me to the Spanish speaking world on holiday. I soon connected the texts I saw there with the Spanish I had translated from the toiletries bottles and heard it spoken and sung for the first time. I was awestruck by the beauty of the sound of the language, so different from my mother tongue, and made up my mind, there and then at the age of six to learn as much of that graceful and passionate language as I possibly could.
When I started senior school, my French teacher told me I could be a translator when I grew up and told me all about the job. I was so excited and for the first time ever I had an answer when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up!
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Jun 1, 2018

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